Top 10 Outdoor Remodeling Features To Return Investment on Your Property

The National Association of Realtors® produced an “Impact Report” on the cost and return on investment of various outdoor remodeling projects. There’s no surprise that Realtors® believe projects that enhance curb appeal to be the most important to helping attract buyers. See what you think, and remember, it’s always more fun to complete remodeling projects …

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Home Appraisals and Your Mortgage

To appraise something is to assess its value or quality, and while it can be applied to any number of things, it’s also an integral aspect of the home buying process. During this step, a state-licensed appraiser will evaluate both the home and the property in question. This is performed to give an estimate of …

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Are My Neighbors Reducing My Property Value?

Just like family, we can’t pick our neighbors. Unfortunately for many homeowners, having a bad neighbor can extend beyond being simply an annoyance and become a blight on your neighborhood and property value. At no fault of your own, it is possible for a bad neighbor to lower home values by more than 5-10 percent, …

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Living in Harmony with Your Homeowners Association

When you’re looking to buy a new condo in the city, it’s easy to be sold on the nearby restaurants, the exciting nightlife and the skyline view. These perks are all great reasons to buy a condo, but many young families and couples are poorly equipped to dealing with their homeowners association (HOA) and the …

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